UPDATED: BCCWNC Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Drive with our friends from the FBCC

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Date(s) - Saturday, November 11, 2023
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Ingles Brevard - 684 N Broad St
684 N Broad St
Brevard, NC 28712

We’re likely to leave Brevard closer to 10:30am
A group of hearty FBCC souls are driving up to join us.

I am pleased to announce that the 6th Joint British Car Clubs, FBCC and BCCWNC, will be honoring and celebrating our Veterans with a drive through the mountains and valleys of western NC and the upstate of SC on Saturday, November 11.

We will begin our Joint Club Drive at the Ingles in Brevard and follow a route that includes East Fork Road, Highway 178 near Rosman, Scenic Highway 11, and Highway 133.


FBCC Easterners – DEPART WITH JUD from the Gowensville Spinx at 8:00 to meet at 11/276 by 9:00

FBCC Westerners & Easterners – DEPART (11/276) PARKING LOT below Caesar’s Head at 9:00

Our destination is once again the Clubhouse at Keowee Mountain where the Gathering of Drivers will honor Veterans.  The ceremony of recognition will occur on the deck overlooking the mountains. 

Limited seating is available so be prepared by bringing a folding chair for your own relaxation.

You are asked to BYO Picnic lunch of your choosing. Drinks, chips, and deserts will be provided by the Somerville Family for those who attend. 

General Information

The Joint Veterans’ Drive was started in November of 2018 which included the British Car Clubs of western North Carolina and the Foothills British Car Club of upstate South Carolina.

This was the first Joint Club Adventure of both clubs hosted by Dennis Somerville of Central SC. He himself is a USMC Veteran who served in Viet Nam in 1970.

Both car clubs, in addition to owning classic and modern British Marques, are very patriotic sharing a common bond with those who have served. In each of the previous Veterans’ drives, this event has been highly attended and anticipated. The last drive was attended by 39 British automobiles with 71 pilots and co-pilots of which 13 were honored veterans from the USMC, USA, USN, USAF, RCAF and the Dutch Army. The anticipated Marques include examples of Triumphs, MG, Austin Healeys, Jaguars, Minis, Lotus, Sunbeam Tigers, DeLorean, and Morgan. We are especially looking forward to an exhilarating drive, a beautiful venue overlooking the eastern face of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and fellowship as we honor our veterans and their service.

What We Need From Previous Attendees

Review the Participation attachment of the participants from the drive roster of last November 2022 event and I’m asking you to verify the information I have for you.  Please reply to me only at czindms@gmail.com to acknowledge and amend, if necessary, the information.  If you are NOT on the list, send me the information requested below.

Here’s what I need from NEW participants:
List yourself and your co-pilot if you have one.
Which car you’ll be driving (year, make, and model).
Where you’ll “Meet-up” along the route unless you are solo routing to Brevard.

Lastly, if you or your co-pilot are veterans, please let me know.  I need your NAME, BRANCH OF SERVICE, and RANK.  This is a recognition of Veterans and a spirited joint drive for both British Car Clubs!!

Information Needed Example:
Pilot:                Denny Somerville
Co-pilot:          Kathy Somerville
Meet-up:         11/276
British Car:      1970 Triumph TR6
Veteran:          Dennis Somerville, USMC, Sergeant

My email is: czindms@gmail.com

Denny and Kathy Somerville 


Bookings are closed for this event.

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Who's Going (does not show attendees guests)

  • Dennis Somerville
  • David Wood
  • George DeWalder
  • Dewey Parker
  • Robert Stephan
  • Fred Wescoe
  • Tom Leenhouts
  • Kevin Sweeney
  • Syd Chipman
  • Richard Jensen
  • Dan Belanger
  • John Sensor
  • Michael Finney